Does anyone have any experience with white sage? I am planting an herb garden (it is for kitchen use). The plan I am following calls for purple sage but I cannot find purple sage anywhere, looks like an arid plant so perhaps it is not good local. I found common sage, and I can plant that, but we have white sage growing wild here in the pasture. It looks like white sage is mostly ornamental. Has anyone grown it? Used it in cooking?
I use white sage only for smudging. Little advice on a herb garden - just grow what you will use and eat. Don't overdo on herbs, and don't plant them in the same place.
Some herbs like a little stress, when the soil is dry for some time - like rosemary - it produces more oils that way, and it smells and taste much stronger. Basil doesn't like
lots of water too. I have some herbs that I use in my food and some that I dry for herbal remedies for cold and flu season.
Good luck !